Principles of Anaesthetic Care - 20 credits - Module

  • Course Code: LBR6557, LBR7507
  • Level: CPD
  • Starting: TBC
  • Study mode: Short Course (12 Weeks)
  • Location: City South, Birmingham/ Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, South West

The module aims as part of the Professional Practice programme to develop knowledgeable and professional practitioners. It will enable you to develop your role, skills and management of anaesthetic care.

Through practice-led learning you will develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving to identify and justify how your role impacts upon the safe and effective care of patients within all aspects of the perioperative environment.

What's covered in the course?

This module is taught via range of different modes of delivery and assessment at City South Campus:

  • problem based learning
  • skills sessions
  • classroom sessions
  • online learning
  • independent learning
  • hi-fidelity simulation

This will allow you to develop competency within the technical and non-technical skills required to work as an anaesthetic practitioner within the anaesthetic setting to ensure the safety of the patient.

Across the programme there is also the expectation that you develop and refine clinical competence and the application of best evidence based knowledge to direct patient care, whilst becoming a self-directed and reflective learner.

Why Choose Us?

  • Excellence of support for all students
  • Redesigned contemporary programme that meets the needs of the perioperative practitioner
  • Delivered by ‘experts’ in the field of perioperative practice
  • We are one of the largest and most diverse providers of health and social care education in the country
  • We use our advanced and innovative education facilities to simulate the real life health care situations
  • We have one of the UK's largest specialist health education libraries
  • We have very close links with a wide range of clinical practice partners to maximise your experience.

Credits

This course is worth...

20 credits

Fees

This course costs...

£680 per 20-credit module

This course is not open to International students

UK or EU students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
Module
TBC
SC 12 Weeks £680 per 20-credit module

International Students

Sorry, this course is not available to international students.

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form and equal opportunities PDF form instead. The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.

How to apply

Complete the online application form via the link above, including the name of the module you are enrolling onto. 

Entry requirements

Must be a Registered Operating Department Practitioner or Nurse working within the perioperative environment

Qualifications considered:

  • NVQ Level 3
  • DipHE
  • Degree
  • Mentorship

Level 6

Module Description
20 credits

This module is aimed at post-registration healthcare professionals that wish to build upon prior knowledge, skills and experience that have been acquired in practice previously and develop your knowledge of anaesthetic care. It will enable you as a health care practitioner to develop your role, skills and management of anaesthetic care to a level capable of delivering care to patients with complex needs that may be undergoing elective, non-scheduled or emergency procedures.

This module will relate to all other level 6 modules within the perioperative pathway programme in order gain transferable knowledge. This will enable you to identify and justify how your role impacts upon the safe and effective care of patients within all aspects of the perioperative environment.

The module will focus on the assessment, application and evaluation of care delivery for complex and diverse patient groups including clinical emergencies and the deteriorating patient. This will include the interpretation of a range of clinical data, recognition of the patient’s needs, planning of a care intervention and reflection on how this care may influence the patient’s overall condition to ensure a safe and effective outcome for the patient using the best available evidence. This will allow you to develop competency within the technical and non-technical skills required to work as an anaesthetic practitioner under the supervision of a registered practitioner and further develop the relationships that you have formed in multidisciplinary teams within the anaesthetic setting to ensure the safety of the patient within a clinical practice setting.

This module aligns with the Professional Practice Programme philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led. You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving. A blended learning approach is taken (incorporating both classroom and online activities via Moodle) in line with the university’s learning and teaching strategy. You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities. You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feedforward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team and practice mentor.

Level 7

Module Description
20 credits

This module is aimed at predominately graduate, post-registration healthcare professionals that wish to build upon prior knowledge, skills and experience that have been acquired in practice previously and develop your knowledge of enhancing anaesthetic care. It will enable you as a health care practitioner to develop your role and clinical skills as well as your ability to prioritise anaesthetic care to a level capable of delivering care to the complex deteriorating patient that may be undergoing elective, non-scheduled or emergency procedures.

The module will focus on the assessment, application and evaluation of care delivery for complex, diverse patient groups including clinical emergencies and the deteriorating patient. This will include the interpretation of a range of clinical data, recognition of the patient’s needs, planning of a care intervention and reflection on how this care may influence the patient’s overall condition to ensure a safe and effective outcome for the patient using the best available evidence. This module develops you as a practitioner to take an individual and holistic approach to the assessment, planning, management and evaluation of care for acutely ill patients. You will build upon prior knowledge, skills and experience that you acquired in practice and this module will relate to all other level 7 modules within the perioperative pathway programme in order to gain transferable knowledge. This will enable you to identify and justify how your role impacts upon the safe and effective care of patients within all aspects of the perioperative environment.

This module aligns with the Professional Practice Programme philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led. You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving. A blended learning approach is taken (incorporating both classroom and online activities via Moodle) in line with the university’s learning and teaching strategy. You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities. You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feedforward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team and practice mentor. You are expected to further develop analytical and decision making skills to plan and manage appropriate interventions for diverse patient groups with increasingly complex needs.

You will be expected to evaluate how an intervention in one area of care may influence the patients overall condition and synthesise what actions need to be taken to help ensure a safe and enhanced outcome for the patient. This module will complement and enhance previous learning and develop the application to complex case scenarios and the practice of enhanced anaesthetic care. BCU Module Specification V1.01 2018/19 23/10/18 This will allow you to develop competency within the technical and non-technical skills required to work as an anaesthetic practitioner under the supervision of a registered practitioner and further develop the relationships that you have formed in multidisciplinary teams within the anaesthetic setting to ensure the safety of the patient within a clinical practice setting.

Course structure

Topic covered in this module are:

  • Introduction to anaesthesia
  • The anaesthetic machine
  • Monitoring and interpretation of observations
  • Intravenous fluids and management
  • Airway management
  • Medicines management
  • Anaesthetic drugs and pharmacology
  • Regional anaesthesia and pharmacology
  • Anaesthetic care for diverse patient groups
  • Clinical emergencies
  • Patient assessment and management
  • Clinical complications in anaesthesia
  • Hi-fidelity simulation in theatre on the deteriorating patient.

This module will enable you as a health care practitioner to develop your role, skills and management of anaesthetic care to a level capable of delivering care to patients with complex needs that may be undergoing elective, non-scheduled or emergency procedures.  This will enable you to identify and justify how your role impacts upon the safe and effective care of patients within all aspects of the perioperative environment. 

There will be a focus on the assessment, application and evaluation of care delivery for complex and diverse patient groups including clinical emergencies and the deteriorating patient. This will include the interpretation of a range of clinical data, recognition of the patient’s needs, and planning of a care intervention.  

For level 7 you will be expected to evaluate how an intervention in one area of care may influence the patients overall condition and synthesise what actions need to be taken to help ensure a safe and enhanced outcome for the patient using the best available evidence.

Assessment

Level 7 - 3000 word Written case study

Level 6 - OSCE

Course dates

Please check the course dates to see when your chosen modules are available throughout the year.

  • Exeter/South West - every  January - 29 - 31 January 2019 and 26 - 28 February 2019 - Assessment in April 2019
  • City South Campus, Birmingham - 15 - 17 April 2019 and 3 - 5 June 2019 - Assessment July 2019

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Employability

It will enable you as a healthcare practitioner to develop your role, skills and management of anaesthetic care to a level capable of delivering care to patients with complex needs that may be undergoing elective, non-scheduled or emergency procedures.

The creation of our new suite of courses in Sport and Life Sciences is yet another exciting development at Birmingham City University. The 10,500sq metre building at City South Campus will enable us to offer a wide range of new health, nutrition, biomedical science and sports courses, as well as providing a new home for our education programmes.

Not only are we investing £41 million in a new building to house the laboratories and teaching spaces needed, but we also plan to open up these facilities to benefit all students and the wider community. This will complement our existing sports facilities, which already provide a base for students to compete in activities ranging from rugby to jiu jitsu.

The courses will reflect the latest developments in our teaching and our focus on practice-led learning with work placements and live industry case studies incorporated into the curriculum. All courses have been co-designed with employers and are endorsed or accredited by professional bodies where appropriate.

By expanding our provision to these new areas, we will be helping to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society today, such as obesity and unhealthy lifestyles, by encouraging and supporting healthy eating and greater physical activity.

In addition, we will be producing graduates who can support elite performers in meeting the UK’s ambitions for sporting success at events such as the Olympics and other world sporting tournaments. We are constantly looking to enhance the range of courses we offer - please check all our courses for the latest additions to our portfolio.

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S.P.A.C.E.

SPACE is an innovative practice area all students can access to use equipment and resources to practise a wide range of skills in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment. It provides students with a creative learning environment to get the best educational experience before becoming a health care professional.

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Learning Facilities

We offer up-to-date, innovative facilities that simulate the real situations that medical staff may come across. These resources are essential in offering students a hands-on introduction to health and social care practice.

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Doug Ellis Sports Centre

Our £8.5 million Doug Ellis Sports Centre boasts an 80-station fitness suite, an eight-court sports hall, and workout and spinning studios. The centre offers state-of-the-art fitness training equipment and plenty of room for team sports including five-a-side football and cricket. An all-weather pitch adds the finishing touches to the centre.

Visitors to the gym can choose a personalised fitness programme, instructed by qualified fitness trainers, and take advantage of a selection of classes, such as yoga, salsa or body combat.

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Laura Garbett

Laura Garbett

Lecturer in Operating Department Practice and Outreach Lead

Laura is an Operating Department Practitioner registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Clinical experience includes anaesthetic, surgical (scrub), post-anaesthetic care and resuscitation. She successfully completed the Resuscitation Council Advanced Life Support Course and European Advanced Life Support Courses to enhance her role as an ODP and resuscitation officer.

Simon Nixon

Senior Lecturer ODP and LBR Coordinator

Simon has worked at the University for just over 10 years, prior to this he was in the British Army for nearly 30 years. During this time he served in many areas both in and out of the United Kingdom. His job roles during this time were varied including working as an Operating Department Practitioner, Theatre Manager, Staff Officer and Office Commanding of a small Hospital.

During his time at Birmingham City University he has been involved in the development of the current Operating Department Practitioner curriculum and has ran modules primarily in the second year of the program. He has many interests around the student academic experience and is currently undertaking a number of Master of Education Modules to further enhance his teaching and learning experience.

Simon is also a member of a number of committee’s within the Health Faculty and teaches on the Paramedic Science Program in addition to being the pathway manager of the Faculties’ Perioperative Practice Pathway which offers further study opportunities for qualified nurses and Operating Department Practitioners.

Module Leader

If you have any queries about this course please contact the Module Leader, Laura Garbett on:

Professional Navigator

Our Professional Navigator, Nicola Clarke, is also on hand to offer guidance and will help you to choose which modules are best for you, taking into account your aims, professional or clinical experience, KSF requirements and your academic achievements.

Call Nicola on +44 (0)121 331 6162.

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